I waited a few hours with no egg and could tell she was super agitated. I let her out and she ran right over to her stick nest.
I checked on her fifteen minutes later and this is what I found:
She had indeed lain an egg right there in her little hideout. Isn’t that amazing? I got the kids so that they could see the egg, and now we have the very first egg we can eat. I’m pretty sure this fifteen minute post-laying egg is the freshest egg I have ever encountered.
Now, how do I get her to lay where I want her to?